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Harry Maguire puts in remarkable numbers vs Newcastle United

by Marwan Harraz

Manchester United star Harry Maguire came under scrutiny once again after the clash with Newcastle United but his statistics make for good reading.

There are some who blame the English centre-back for Steve Bruce’s side’s goal in the 3-1 victory at Old Trafford.

It wasn’t a vintage performance from United but it was a crucial win all things considered and at one point it looked under threat.

After taking the lead through Marcus Rashford, Maguire would later weakly head away a cross only from Newcastle to take advantage and equalise.

Luckily the Red Devils would go on to score two more times and it seems it would’ve been harsh to criticise the towering defender too much.

Maguire was clearly all over the pitch based on his statistics and it makes sense given Manchester United’s dominance on the ball.

The former Leicester City man always seems to be doubted and it’s safe to say he hasn’t won everyone over since joining for a then world-record fee for a defender.

Given the amount United paid for him, fans were hoping Maguire would end their defensive woes but at times it feels as though he’s added to them.

Nonetheless, he clearly put in a statistically solid performance vs Newcastle United and even if he was at blame for their goal, he certainly made up for it in other ways.

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